Healthcare.Gov Traffic Up 40 Percent After Pres. Obama’s ‘Funny or Die’ Appearance
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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Web traffic for Healthcare.gov is up 40 percent since President Barack Obama appeared as the featured guest on comedian Zach Galifianakis’s online talkshow, a White House Senior Communications Advisor tweeted Wednesday.
A 6 and a half-minute video, during which Pres. Obama touts the Affordable Care Act and its features, was posted to FunnyOrDie.com on Tuesday. It has already gotten 13 million views.
Its popularity has likely contributed to the spike in visits to the troubled website, and just in time. Open enrollment for insurance plans ends March 31.
Galifianakis’s show, “Between Two Ferns,” usually features celebrities like Steve Carell, Natalie Portman and Justin Bieber.
It is customary for the actor and his guests to trade insults, and the Commander-in-chief’s appearance was no different. Watch the full video, which was filmed at the White House, below.